backstairs

Primary Meanings of backstairs

1.
n
a second staircase at the rear of a building
2.
adj
secret and sly or sordid
Full Definitions of backstairs
1

n a second staircase at the rear of a building

Type of:
staircase, stairway
a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
2

adj secret and sly or sordid

backstairs gossip”
“"his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard”
backstairs intimacies”
Synonyms:
backstair, furtive
covert
secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

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